Are you keen to find creative ways to be eco-friendly while traveling?
More and more people are developing an interest in being environmentally-conscious on their travels. According to a 2018 report, 87% of travelers were interested in sustainable travel. As with most things in life that we desire to do, the challenge is often where to start. So we at LokaBee have put together some information to get you kick started.
1. Don’t pack too much
Packing light is probably the first thing you can do in promoting green travel. With 12% of all U.S. transportation greenhouse gas emissions coming from aircraft, leaving that second suitcase and packing just what you will need goes a long way in reducing your carbon footprint. The lighter you go, the less fuel is required.
2. Choice of destination
Another major decision concerns your destination. Just how eco-friendly is it? Search for a destination that promotes green practices such as effective waste management, recycling, and uses alternative energy sources such as solar. Places like these will ensure that you can have a memorable vacation while still keeping up with your environmental responsibilities.
3. Carry eco-friendly products
Single-use items are huge contributors to waste, especially in vacation spots. It is therefore crucial when traveling to carry with you reusable products that will significantly reduce your carbon footprint. A few items that come to mind include a water bottle you can refill, a shopping bag you can reuse, a multi-use razor and even your own cutlery. All the efforts we put in add up, and at LokaBee we have just the products to ensure you go and stay green.
4. Support local produce
A fantastic way to immerse yourself in the environment is by eating and drinking what the locals themselves consume. Not only do you get a great experience trying out new things, but by buying local, you support the local economy and reduce the mileage of the products you purchase.
5. Be careful of animal tourism
One of the sad realities that we have to face is that there are a lot of places where animal cruelty is taking place under the guise of protecting them. So whenever opportunities arise to walk with wildlife or have photos taken with animals, be wary of what kind of place you are in.
6. Leave your home unplugged
Ensure that all electronic devices are not only switched off but unplugged as well when you leave. When ‘shut off’ or in ‘sleep mode’, devices can still use 50 large power plants’ worth of electricity. That is an incredible amount of energy waste.
Going green is a responsibility for all of us
Our planet needs us more and more to be conscious of the decisions we are making on a daily basis. Being environmentally-conscious has now become a must and it’s time we take action.
LokaBee prides itself on sourcing and selling environmentally-friendly products to families and businesses looking to make a transition to being more environmentally conscious. We are your one-stop shop and marketplace of green products.